Vacation Bible School started last night. My job is to teach the song and moves for Zip Zoom Zing to the 3, 4, and 5 year olds. It was an interesting experience. Being three different ages, they are in three different classes.
First , we had the 3 year olds. We zipped, we zoomed, we zinged. Three year olds are very enthusiastic. They are ready to learn and willing to try anything. We had a lot of giggling and a lot of new motions added simply because of their zest for fun. They kept on dancing even after the music stopped. After the first time, I asked "Do you want to do it again?" A chorus of YES echoed around the room while they jumped up and down in excitement.
The four year olds were a little less exuberant, but they watched studiously as we showed them the moves then they proceeded to follow along and sing and dance. When I asked them if they wanted to do it again, I got a couple of resounding NO's, a few looks of "Are you crazy?!? and several dramatic sighs at the thought of having to do it again. So we let them go back to their other room.
The five year olds were a whole different story. As we read the words and showed them the motions, we saw no excitement and not a lot of interest. They simply stared at us as though we had lost our mind. Once the music started, they did very well and you could tell they were used to following directions. They nailed it. I was so pleased. I asked if they wanted to go another round. Silence. Not one smile. No jubilant yes. No resounding no. Just a room full of little faces looking at me as it to say "Seriously? You have got to be kidding me." Apparently we had a room full of 5 years olds going on 13. So we stopped at one run through.
It's a catchy little tune. The ladies who are teachers and helpers in the various classes seemed to be enjoying themselves. Some of the adults who walked by would pop in and join the fun. Several of the 16-18 year olds asked me if they can come by our class tonight and dance along with the kids. We are thinking of starting a new jazzercise group and calling ourselves the Zip Zoom Zingers.
Looking forward to tonight to see what it will bring.